Despite what my legs and lungs tell me, human beings are some of the greatest endurance runners on earth. At least that’s what Christopher McDougall and his panel of experts prove in his book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
Even if you’re not into running or exercise, this book is a must read if you are at all into adventure or anthropology. And you just might be inspired to get off your ass and out onto some trails, because the stories of human achievement and persistence are sincerely hard to put down.
Run your ass down to the local library and pick up a copy.
Actually, I listened to the unabridged audiobook from Audible– the narration is top notch– Fred Sanders is like the Nate Dogg of Audiobooks, ask somebody.